Airbus Targets BWB Demo At Single-Aisle Sector

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With a pronounced nose section and high-aspect-ratio wings, the Maveric’s cross-section is optimized for a larger pressurized-cabin volume.
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Blended wing body (BWB) configurations potentially offer significant fuel savings over conventional tube-and-wing airliners, but practical development has proved so challenging that after three decades of study the industry has yet to progress beyond subscale demonstrators. Despite the hurdles...

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